Solo artist 2019

Espen Rasmussen

White Rage

White Rage is a highly current and controversial project by the award-winning Norwegian photographer and photo editor Espen Rasmussen . It is a geographically extensive and comprehensive visual study of xenophobia and the individual mechanisms and motives that cause people to translate hate into actions in the aftermath of the refugee crisis.

Traveling across Europe – from Norway to Italy and France to Russia – Espen Rasmussen met and spoke to hundreds of right wing activists who reject Europe’s liberal politics and moral standards, instead advocating Nationalist revival and a new conservative order. And in Trump’s America, the Ku Klux Klan has been superseded by Nazis with European role models. Espen travelled 3266 km through three states in the east of the U.S. to understand what drives hate in America.

BIOGRAPHY

Espen Rasmussen (b. 1976) is based at Nesodden, close to Oslo, Norway. He is represented by VII Photo and works as a photo editor in VG Helg — the weekend magazine of the biggest daily Norwegian newspaper VG. Espen has won numerous awards for his work, including three prizes from the World Press Photo, several in the Picture of the Year international (POYi) and 45 awards in the Norwegian Picture of the Year, including Photographer of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2018 as well as the main prize, Picture of the Year in 2004 and 2016.